Educated Mount Hermon (Massachusetts) school and Phillips Academy, Andover, Massachusetts.
Began as credit manager, Harper & Brothers. Assistant editor Collier’s Weekly, 1907-1908. Pastor College Church (Independent Congregationalist), East Lansing, Michigan, 1909-1911.
Founder, Civic Church, Little Rock, Arkansas, 1912. Pastor Mapleton Park Congressional Church, Brooklyn, New York, 1914-1916. Staff lecturer League for Political Education, New York City, 1915.
Special editor Russell Sage Foundation, 1916. Associate secretary League to Enforce Peace, 1916-1918. Special editor Rockefeller Foundation, 1918-1919.
Director lecture department of Interch. World Movement, 1920. Editorial writer New York World, 1921.
Director bureau of Political Research, Democratic National Committee, since 1921.
Married Edith Darrow, December 25, 1907.